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Title: The Calming Thought of All

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: May 27, 1888

Publication information: New York Herald 27 May 1888: 12.

Source: Our transcription is based on a digital image of a microfilm copy of an original issue.

Whitman Archive ID: per.00124

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, April Lambert, and Susan Belasco




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[WRITTEN FOR THE HERALD.]

THE CALMING THOUGHT OF ALL.1

That coursing on whate'er men's speculations,
Amid the changing schools, theologies, philoso-
phies,
Amid the bawling presentations new and old,
The round earth's silent vital laws, facts, modes
continue.
WALT WHITMAN.

Notes:

1. Reprinted in the "Sands at Seventy" annex to Leaves of Grass (1888). [back]


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